Calendar

  Register for an acctivity at the Club's monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly

  The Calendar is updated regularly however always check with the Leader to confirm arrangements

  A complete description of and information about the activity is provided at the Club meeting prior to the activity

  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough for the activity. 

We have a grading system but even so, what can be an easy walk for one person may be quite strenuous for another.  MINIMUM REQUREMENT FOR CLUB WALKS:  Any new members not from another Bushwalking Club must first participate in a training walk up "The Mongrel" (Mount Cotton) prior to engaging in any of our Redland Bushwalkers Club walks, which are rated 3 or higher in difficulty.

  DW = Day Walk   BC = Base Camp   TW = Through Walk   AB = Abseiling    CYC = Bike Ride    
  SOC = Social    KAY = Kayaking    TR = Training

  WALK GRADINGS:

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S

Short Under 10km per day.

1-3

Graded track or open terrain, no scrub.

1-3

Easy, suitable for beginners.

M

Medium 10-15km per day.

4-5

Off track, bush, minor scrub, rainforest, rock hopping, minor scrambling.

4-5

Medium, Reasonable fitness required.

L

Long 15-20 km per day.

6-7

As above + thick scrub. Major rock scrambling using hands.

6-7

As above + agility required.

X L

Extra Long 20km+ per day.

8-9

As above + rope and technical ability required.

8-9

Hard strenuous, fit walkers only.

  KIT LISTS FOR WALKING   -   Day Walk Kit List   -   Through Walk Kit List


 

as of 22/08/2019  
     
     
  August  
 

 

 
  PHOTOSHARECOMP - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS/upload/files/Photographic/PhotoshareComp2019PDF2.pdf  
     
 

Thurs 1 Aug: Plunkett Conservation Park day walk. S-M T3-4 F3-4.This walk is mainly along fire trails in an interesting park not far from the Redlands (http://friendsofplunkett.org.au/trails-and-tracks-map/). There are some hills and wonderful rock formations. We will meander around until we've had enough, lunching at a scenic spot on the way. Contact Hilary 0415526910 or Betty 0408129241.

 
     
 

Sat 3rd August – POSTPONED -Due to lack of interest for the Mt Greville walk, we’ll postpone it”. S T7 F5 Mt Greville via Razorback - The grading is due to exposure on the razorback and also some scrambling involved.   We will descend via the SE ridge.  Meeting is at Aratula (Puma) at 7.45.  It is not a long walk and we should be back at the cars early afternoon. Contact – Judy 0408874315 or judym-s@bigpond.com or Bea 0409828589  Bea - beaberger@hotmail.com

 
     
 

Sun 4th Basic Navigation FMR is offering a course in basic navigation, including how to use a map and compass. FMR courses are highly recommended, so if you missed the one earlier in the year, this one is for you. Contact Judy M-S 0408 874 315 

 
     
 

BC Fri 9-Sun 11 Mt Barney Wnter Base Camp (with a Christmas twist!)  - Mt Batney is one of SE Qld's famous icons.  You may have heard this being said..."you ain't a bushwalker until you have done Mt. Barney"!  So is you haven's seen Mt Barney or visited this area then the Winter Base CAmp will give you that opportunity.  This is a base camp with a Christmas twist to it!   Click here for details  Laurel Santry 0438 080 157 , Rob Santry 0416 150 737 

 

Saturday 10th  Aug – S T5 F4 Paddy’s Peak day walk . From Drynan’s hut cross Barney Ck and continue up a long ridge to the top of the Peak. This is mostly open woodland with views to Mt Barney and Mt Maroon and Mt May. We back track 1-200m and descend involving some rock slabs. We continue north stopping at a large cliff top, then skirt around to the left cross a saddle and descend to a road. Heading back to the cars we stop at the top of Paddy’s waterfall and then descend off Paddy’s Plain and follow the road to the start of the walk. Leader Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297

 

Saturday 10th Aug – S - Campground to Yellow Pinch - half day walk Short walk with short sharp up. New track unsurveyed. Walk from the Camp grounds to Yellow Pinch Lookout where there are awesome views of Mt Barney.  Head right from the car park and sidle up the ridge (rather than do the hard surface of yellow pinch). The distance from the car park is only 2 km return but the terrain is steepish so if we walk from the Campground it could easily take a few hours with morning tea. Leader Betty Murray 0408 129 241

 

Saturday 10th Aug – S T4 F4 - Explore Mt Gillies (behind Mt Barney Campground) in afternoon. Easy scramble up Mt Gillies, interesting terrain with rock formations and great views. Leader TBC

 

Sat 10th DW S T3 F3 -CANCELLED  Venman Reserve-  Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road.  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy.  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting.  A fold-up chair is also handy. Dudley Reid 0407 646 057 

 
     
  Tue 13th August : Davies Ridge, Main Range M T4 F4-5. This is a day walk to do a water drop for the Great Scenic Rim Walkers who will be coming through the Steamers Saddle Camp about a week later.  Three or more persons, must be willing to carry about 5 litres of water (5kg) to the bush camp. Contact Malcolm 0413 940 747  
     
  Wed 14 August: Huntley saddle, Main Range, east of Yangan. M T4 F4-5. This day walk is to do a water drop for the Great Scenic Rim walkers, who will be coming through about a week later. We need at least seven people willing to carry about 5 litres (5kg) of water each. Contact Ted 0428 753 297 for more information.  
     
 

Wed 14th Ekka Wednesday - Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland.  August is our Scenic Rim Great Adventure month. We’ll also be filling in our calendar for the next few months, and running through some equipment dos and don’ts.  Also details here for the Photoshare Competition

 
     

!!Fri 16 Aug to Tues 3 Sept - The Great Scenic Rim Through Walk!!  Get Involved - something for everyone!! For more information and  Map Details   Contact Malcolm Thomson 0413 940 747 

 
     
 

Sat 17 August: Glen Rock day walk. Grading tba. This is the start of the Great Scenic Rim through walk and everyone is encouraged to come along and cheer them off by accompanying them along the track until it’s time to turn around and head back to the cars. Some might like to continue on to Pt Pure overnight campsite before returning to the cars the next day. There is also a possibility of camping overnight at the Casuarina Camping area https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/glen-rock/pdf/casuarina-camping-map.pdf). Contact Malcolm 0413940747 or Tracy 0417 665 382

 
     
  Sat 17th DW S T3 F3 - Mount Cotton Walk  This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:30am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Instructions  Hilary Martyn 0438 217 801  
     
 

Monday 19 August: Mt Matheson Circuit: M T3 F3.  Hilary Martyn is leading this walk to coincide with a food and water drop at Spicers camp ground for the Great Scenic Rim walkers, and possibly help with personnel drop off and pick up.  Recent survey of the unsealed road shows it is in good condition and suitable for conventional vehicles.  (However, this may change if the area receives rain before the walk.)  Contact:  Hilary Martyn 0438 217 801 or email Hilary: westovermartyn@bigpond.com 

 
     
 

Wed 21 August: Long Creek Falls, Mt Philp and rabbit fence day walk: M T3 F4. This is a repeat of the walk recently led by Alison, this time to do another water drop for the Great Scenic Rim walkers. The walk itself is mostly along a shady NSW/Qld border fence about 12 km in total. The walk is quite undulating (read: hills) but we will be dropping the water off at the beginning so we won’t have to carry it far. We need at least seven people willing to carry about 5 litres (5kg) of water each. Contact Tracy 0417 665 382 or theprestonhome@gmail.com.

 

 

Date (probably Saturday 31st August): Echo Point from O'Reilly's day walk: L T3 F4.
Daywalk to Echo Point from O'Reilly's carpark along the Border Track and part of the Albert River Circuit.  Easy graded track through Lamington NP rainforest, fine views from Echo Point, return mostly same way. Approx 3 hours each way (6 hr return).  We will be carrying in a small amount of supplies for the Great Scenic Rim walkers who will be staying at the remote bush camp there.  An opportunity to camp overnight with them although sites are limited, please advise ASAP if you would like also to camp overnight. Leisa 0418138153 or Leah 0499234606.


 
 

September

 
     
 

Sun-Mon 1-2 Sept: base camp, Numinbah Valley.This base camp is to welcome the Great Scenic Rim walkers, who will be camping in relative comfort for one night before continuing on to the coast the next day. Venue will probably be the Log Cabin camping area http://www.thelogcabincamp.com.au/  . Day walks around the area will be organized for either the Monday or the Sunday. Leader tba. Everyone is encouraged to come along to cheer on the walkers. If you are interested, please contact  Malcolm on 0413940747, as we need to know how many places to book at the campsite.

 
     
 

Wed 11th Club meeting- 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. Also details here for the Photoshare Competition

 
     
 

Sat 14th DW S T3 F3 - Mount Cotton Walk  This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Instructions  Russell de Leacy Monica de Leacy 3206 6309 

 
     
 

Sat/Sun 14 & 15 th Sep -  FMR Search and Rescue Weekend- is open to anyone from basic to experienced and different levels of fitness.    The weekend will include sessions about call out procedures, search techniques, radio use and some basic first aid as well as a simulated search and rescue.  Accommodation is in a bunkhouse. Further Information  Cost for weekend is $20 including accommodation (see link). Contact Details : see link or email Judy at judym-s@bigpond.com who will respond when reception available.

 
     
  Fri 27th Sep Mon 30th Sep  Pilgrimage. This year's Pilgrimage will be held over the weekend of 27 - 29, 30 September. Venue is Camp Laurence on Moogerah Dam. This will be the 50th Pilgrimage and in addition to the traditional format of walks and the bush dance, some extra activities are planned along with an historical display of past Pilgrimages. The option of extending your stay to the Monday will also be available. Preliminary details are on the BWQ website, and a dedicated website for Pilgrimage 2019 .  For futher details click here.  
     
  October  
     
  Sat 5 - Sun 7 - Date Saver -  Base Camp  at Broadwater Sundown National Park. Day walks from the campsite, vary from easy to moderate to difficult depending on who and how many people are in the camp. Contact Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297  
     
 

Mon 7th Queens Birthday 

 
     
  Wed 9th Club meeting- 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. As the weather heats up, short walks that finish before the heat of the day become very attractive, so we’ll be looking at short walks around Brisbane. Social night and photo competition.   
     
  Sat 12th DW S T3 F3 -Venman Reserve- Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road. Directions here  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy (we have some spares).  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting  
     
  November  
     
  Wed 13th Club meeting- 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. At our last meeting for the year we’ll look at some dos and don’ts of bushwalking, abseiling, kayaking, cycling and all our other activities  
     
  Sat 16th DW S T3 F3 Mount CottonThis walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members,or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Instructions   
     
 

Sat 23 Nov- date saver - Paddy's Falls abseiling - for details contact Trevor ph 0411 512 202 or email t.davern@hotmail.com 

 
     
  Fri 29 Nov  to Sun Dec 1 -     Christmas Party - Date Claimer - Details to follow  




December  
     
 

Sat 7 Dec- date saver - Kinnanes Falls abseiling - for details contact Trevor ph 0411 512 202 or email t.davern@hotmail.com  

 
     

BC 2020  Day Walks in the Blue Mountain    8 Nights Feb16th-24th.  and Blue Mountains Abseil  
 

M T4 F4

This outing will entail a number of day walks around the Blue Mountains area, which may include Grand Canyon, National Pass, Prince Henry Cliff walk, Govetts Leap Cliff Top walk, Scenic World to Ruined Castle. Accommodation will be in a house (probably in Katoomba). Dinner meals will be shared, with everyone cooking for the group at least once. This trip will coincide with a small group of abseilers who will be canyoning in the area.

 

Abseil is being run in parallel to the day walks for the Blue Mountains base camp.  Contact David Rae 0400 459 519

 

Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8

A deposit will be required by October to secure your position  Contact David Rae 0400 459 519

 

 

Click here for Info on walks:-

 

https://www.bestsydneywalks.com/blue-mountains-walks/

 

Click here for more information 

https://www.walkmyworld.com.au/posts/best-things-to-do-in-the-blue-mountains

 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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